From the blood-soaked trenches of the Somme and Gallipoli, to the deserts and heat of Africa and the Middle East, thousands of Sikh troops fought and died alongside their European and colonial counterparts in the Great War of 1914-1918. 10 more words
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Lois Dean, a volunteer at Bolton Museum and Archive, has researched this story.
‘Mons Star’ medal recipients from Bolton
Some twenty-seven WWI survivors gathered at Bolton Town Hall in March 1919 to receive their ‘Mons Star’ medal from the Mayor, Lord Leverhulme, in what he described as a ‘stirring ceremony’. 228 more words
When we discuss “women’s history,” it has been traditionally defined as a study of the role that women have played in history. Also, there has been a particular focus on individuals who have achieved success beyond the “domestic sphere” and in “the man’s world” of politics and war, be it Joan of Arc, Cleopatra, or Queen Elizabeth I. 534 more words
I received some very exciting news today! I applied to present at the poster session of the NCPH (National Council on Public History) annual meeting… 457 more words